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Beth Macbain

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  1. Hi Annie, sorry... I just saw this. The forums got too be too much for me so I slipped away. I still look in every once when a while when I'm looking for some information about something in particular, but that's pretty much it. I'm fine, though. 🙂 Happy holidays, everyone.
  2. Nope, I completely gave up on it and haven't touched it again! Looking forward to hearing from you!
  3. I have a small job for someone. I suck balls at terraforming and I'm sick of screwing with it. I need someone to do a job on Zindra that will take like 10 minutes (or less) for someone who knows what they're doing. Seriously, it's just flattening some land around a large pond. Please contact me inworld. Thank you!
  4. Sorry, dude... Drakon was correct. I was referring to people like you. She and I have butted heads but I respect her and her intelligence, and 98% of her beliefs align with mine.
  5. The racists not only know they're racists, but are proud of it as well. Look at that other thread that's currently sitting at the top full of white Europeans who have somehow come to the asinine conclusion that they have any business telling another person who they can, or more accurately, cannot be. 328.2 million other persons, really. My attention needs to be on my city now anyway. Black militants and white nationalists have chosen Louisville as their armed battleground tomorrow. Either they are all going to show up and it's going to be a bloodbath, or none of them will actually show u
  6. Thank you, but I'm not actually back. I just look in every once in a while to see if anything has gotten better. The proliferation of racists popping up here, and in other threads, was enough to take away any enjoyment I got from participating in these forums. Too many people that I had previously respected, if not necessarily liked, showing themselves to be beyond redemption, and the constant head-splitting attempts to help them see that their extraordinarily white European perspectives aren't the actual reality for the majority of people on the planet was making 2020 uglier than and more dif
  7. My family wasn't even here... My mother was British and my father's grandfather came over from Germany... but I absolutely wouldn't mind paying a couple bucks extra in taxes for reparations to both the ADOS community and the Native American community. Now I donate to organizations involved in those communities, but it sure would be grand if our government did the right thing and those organizations became unnecessary because we're actually taking care of ALL our people.
  8. Well, crap, Ceka, I just finished that documentary and I’m absolutely guilty of exactly what they were talking about at the end - seeing all the media and thinking everything is just awful on the south side and not seeing any of the good that’s going on. I like to think I know better and that I’m all sorts of woke, but I have miles to go and volumes to learn. One of the things that struck me most was the bit about black people not being able to make mistakes and fail at things without it destroying and defining their entire lives. Take two kids in the same circumstances, say... some
  9. Thanks... I’ll start there. I also think it’s important to see the violence and not sterilize it. That makes it too easy to dismiss and deny. I know Louisville is like a smaller version of Chicago. We’re the midway point between there and the Deep South, as well as between Florida and NY for the traffickers (human and drug). If people don’t see it, they don’t believe it, and that willful obliviousness is part of the problem.
  10. I am pretty out of touch here... I’m old and tragically unhip to a lot of things. I know, of course, about the violence in Chicago, and I know how parts of the city, the projects, have basically been abandoned. I never heard it called Chiraq, but I get it now. Do you recommend a place for me to start learning? A website, book, blog? Or should I just hit google and keep going?
  11. And Mississippi is... well, when other states fail at something, they console themselves by saying, “At least we aren’t Mississippi!” The fact that they woke up is a huge deal.
  12. They brought pizza? Like, “Oh, hey... we’re just sitting here, having a little pizza picnic... as you do... in Chicano Park. Don’t mind us... we’re not planning on tearing any monument down. That’s those other white guys... with the, er... cheese sandwiches. American cheese on Wonder bread. Yeah, those are the racists you’re looking for...” 😂😂😂
  13. Go to sleep! We'll probably still be having the same argument tomorrow when you get off work!
  14. You've still not answered the question about whether or not you've had the racism conversation with Kim, or anyone else. Why are you avoiding it? I voted for a wonderfully successful black man for POTUS twice, and almost wrote him in for a third time (oh, but would I could). It is absolutely wonderful that there are human beings, regardless of their color, thriving in this world because it ain't easy. Every time I turn around, I see successful black people. They are in my community, my government, my workplace, shopping at my supermarket, living in my complex, on my television... well, th
  15. Have you had a conversation about racism with any of them? Kim? Your boyfriend? Some random black guy in your multi-ethnic community? How many conversations have you had? And they all said, "Nope, life is spectacular... never once experienced this racism thing people keep talking about!"? Where is this Utopia? I want to live in a place where racism has been wiped out. We could be neighbors!
  16. No, I think January hasn't engaged Kim in a discussion about race. I'm not saying Kim doesn't have an awesome life... or Janet, or Ashlyn, or Pussycat, or Ceka, or any black person, but I'm guessing Kim is very aware of the possible prejudices she's encountered. January doesn't want to know that because it would destroy her comfortable worldview. And January, you are the one who brought up "my black friend". I didn't make her the token - you did.
  17. For black Americans, experiences of racial discrimination vary by education level, gender. On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart. Black Voices Matter: DoSomething Activists Speak on our Current Moment. How Much Racism Do You Face Every Day? Who's narrow-minded?
  18. You do understand that if you did, you'd be making the exact point I've been trying to make, right?
  19. Interesting. Out of everything that has been discussed across all these threads, and all these posts, your take-away is that those of us who support BLM and recognize that there is a racism problem all think every black person's lives are exactly the same? Or do you think that? Do you think they all look alike as well? It's also cute that you believe your token "black friend Kim" has ever been the victim of racism. Have you ever had that conversation with her?
  20. (sending from my phone so formatting might be out of whack)
  21. I admire you for continuing to try, but you might as well give up.
  22. A part of white privilege that doesn't get talked about enough is the luxury to remain oblivious - and it is a privilege because it's a choice, especially in 2020. White people can make the decision to shut out a 42 million voices trying to explain how black people are not afforded the same basic human decency that white people are. Black people aren't afforded that choice. They have to live with it every single day.
  23. it was a copy item, and I never delete copy items from my inventory... only the rezzed copy I have out. It was from a well known creator, though I can't remember which one, so I doubt it's gone. I can't remember if I bought it in a store, or on the MP. It's going to drive me bonkers until I find it.
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